Free Traditional Catholic Books II

 

Due to the length of the (ever growing) book list it became necessary to split it in two. Here’s the second part, consisting of the following sections:

Our Faith

Problems with the modern(ist) Church

Catholic Bible, Catechism, Doctrine

Traditional Liturgy

Understanding Latin

Traditional prayer books, devotions, etc

Papal Encyclicals and related texts

Gregorian chant (CDs)

 

NOTE ABOUT THE SEARCH FUNCTION: The searched for terms will be highlighted in yellow throughout all the pages. If you are searching for a precise phrase (e.g. a book name) you can narrow down the results by putting the phrase into “quotation marks”. Then go to either of the book pages and scroll down through the text to see the highlighted phrases.

 

Our Faith

 

The Faith of Our Fathers (Cardinal Gibbons) – pdf, text, kindle format; or audiobook here

Map of Life (Frank Sheed) – read online

Beautiful Pearls of Catholic Truth, containing the Teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, and the Sacred Books of the Bible…together with Biographies of Illustrious Saints (Fr. Bernard O’Reilly) – pdf, text, kindle format

And You Will Know the Truth: How to Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith (S. R. Fama) – pdf, text, kindle

The Catholic Church Has the Answer (Paul Whitcomb) – read online

The Catholic’s Ready Answer: A Popular Vindication of Christian Beliefs and Practices Against the Attacks of Modern Criticism (Fr. M. P. Hill) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Principles of Christian Apologetics: An Exposition of the Intellectual Basis of the Christian Religion (T. J. Walshe) – pdf, text, kindle format; or also here

The Spirit of Catholicism (Karl Adam) – read online

Catholicism (George Brantl) – pdf

What Faith Really Means (Fr. H. G. Graham) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church (Fr. H. von Hurter, E. Jones) – vol. I, vol. II, vol. III, vol. IV, vol. V

The Faith of Catholics, Confirmed by Scripture and Attested by the Fathers (J. Berington, J. Kirk) – pdf, text, kindle format; or enlarged version: volume I, volume II, volume III

The Truths of the Catholic Religion Proved from Scripture Alone – pdf, text, kindle: volume I, volume II

The Belief of Catholics (Fr. Ronald Knox) – read online

Catholic Belief (Fr. J. Faa di Bruno) – pdf, text, kindle format

A Course of Religious Instruction, Apologetic, Dogmatic and Moral (Fr. F. X. Schouppe) – pdf, text, kindle

A Systematic Study of the Catholic Religion (Fr. C. Coppens) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Teaching of the Catholic Church (Fr. G. D. Smith) – (vol. II) pdf, text, kindle format

Christian Apologetics; A Defense of the Catholic Faith (Fr. W. Devivier) – pdf, text, kindle format

Principles of Catholic Apologetics (based on Garrigou-Lagrange’s De Revelatione) – pdf, text, kindle format

A Manual of Apologetics (F. J. Koch) – pdf, text, kindle format

Apologetica: Elementary Apologetics for Pulpit and Pew (Fr. P. A. Halpin) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Threshold of the Catholic Church: A Course of Instructions for Those Entering Her Communion (Fr. John Bagshawe) – pdf, text, kindle format

Early Steps in the Fold: Instructions for Converts and Enquirers (Fr. F. M. de Zulueta) – pdf, kindle format

A Catholic Response to Protestant Objections Concerning the One True Church (Fr. Rumble, Fr. Carty) – read online

Which Is the True Church? (C. F. B. Allnatt) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Chief Points of Difference Between the Catholic and Protestant Creeds (Fr. F. Laun) – pdf, text, kindle

A Doctrinal Catechism (Fr. Stephen Keenan) – read online  (addressed to Protestants, demonstrating the truths of the Faith)

Radio Replies in Defence of Religion – read online (great Catholic answers for Protestants)

Answers to a Jewish Enquirer (Fr. Theodore Ratisbonne) – pdf, text, kindle format

Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church (Fr. H. Graham) – read online; or pdf here

Which Bible Should You Read? (Thomas A. Nelson) – pdf (download starts instantly); or also here

Tradition and the Church (Mons. G. Agius) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Exercise of Faith Impossible Except in the Catholic Church (W. G. Penny) – pdf, text, kindle format

Catholic Dogma: Outside the Church there is No Salvation (Fr. M. Mueller) – read online; or also here

The Catholic Church and Salvation (Mons. J. C. Fenton) – pdf

Questions and Answers on Salvation (Fr. M. Mueller) – read online

Familiar Explanation of Christian Doctrine (Fr. Michael Mueller) – read online

The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church (Fr. J. J. McGovern) – pdf, text, kindle format: volume I (The Beautiful Teachings of the Catholic Church), volume II (The Light from the Altar)

The Glories of the Catholic Church: The Catholic Christian Instructed in Defense of His Faith (J. G. Shea, Fr. H. Brann) – pdf, text, kindle format: volume I, volume II, volume III

The Catholic Educator: A Library of Catholic Instruction and Devotion, Masterpieces of Great Spiritual Masters, with Illustrated Explanation of the Doctrines, Liturgy, Rites and Ceremonies of the Church – pdf, text, kindle

Notes on Doctrinal and Spiritual Subjects (Fr. F. W. Faber) – pdf, text, kindle format: volume I, volume II

The Devout Christian (Bp. G. Hay) – pdf

The Sincere Christian (Bp. G. Hay) – pdf

The Treasure of the Church, or, The Sacraments of Daily Life (Fr. J. Bagshawe) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Glories of Divine Grace (Fr. E. Nieremberg; M. J. Scheeben) – pdf, text, kindle format

Grace (Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online; or pdf, epub and doc here

Grace and the Sacraments (Fr. Michael Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Sacraments Explained According to the Teaching and Doctrine of the Catholic Church (Fr. Arthur Devine) – pdf, text, kindle format

These Are the Sacraments (Abp. Fulton Sheen) – read online; or pdf here

Confession (Fr. John Furniss) – pdf

The Secret of Confession (Fr. P. O’Sullivan) – epub

Examination of Conscience (detailed) – audio (with text slides)

Examination of Conscience – read online; or a different version in pdf here

A Comprehensive Examination of Conscience for Adults – read online or pdf (very detailed)

An Adult’s Confession Booklet (with prayers, directions, and an examination of conscience – especially suitable for converts; Fr. A. Heeg) – pdf, text, kindle format

Catechetical Conferences on Penance as a Virtue and a Sacrament (Bp. J. Lanigan) – pdf, text, kindle format

Perfect Contrition: The Golden Key to Paradise (Fr. J. de Driesch) – pdf; or audiobook here: part 1, part 2

Perfect Contrition (Fr. F. Quirijnen) – pdf

The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul (Fr. B. Jarrett) – pdf

God Within Us (Fr. R. Plus) – audiobook (8 parts)

The Supernatural Life of the Soul on Earth and in Heaven (Fr. A. Devine) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Mother of Christ: or, The Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholic Tradition, Theology, and Devotion (Fr. O. R. Vassall-Phillips) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Mother of the Savior (Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online

The Commandments Explained (Fr. Arthur Devine) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Greatest and the First Commandment (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Creed Explained (Fr. Arthur Devine) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Apostles’ Creed (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Hidden Treasure or The Immense Excellence of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (St. Leonard of Port-Maurice) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Sacrifice of the Mass (Fr. M. Gavin) – read online; or audiobook here

The Holy Mass (St. Alphonsus de Liguori) – pdf, text, kindle format

This Is the Mass (Abp. F. Sheen, H. Daniel-Rops) – read online

The Holy Mass, Sacrifice for the Living and the Dead (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Holy Eucharist (St. Alphonsus de Liguori) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Blessed Sacrament, or, The Works and Ways of God (Fr. F. G. Faber) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Blessed Sacrament: Preparation, Attendance, Giving of Thanks, Spiritual Communion (Fr. F. G. Faber) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Blessed Eucharist, Our Greatest Treasure (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Penance (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Bread of Life, or, St. Thomas Aquinas on the Adorable Sacrament of the Altar – pdf, text, kindle format

The Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Eucharist, Proved from Scripture (Cardinal Wiseman) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Catholic Doctrine of the Eucharist: Demonstrably Proved from Scripture, from Tradition and from the Writings… (M. D. Talbot) – pdf, text, kindle format

Visits to Jesus in the Tabernacle (Fr. F. X. Lasance) – pdf

The Priest: His Dignity and Obligations (St. John Eudes) – pdf

The Eternal Priesthood (Cardinal Manning) – pdf

Providence (Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online

Life Everlasting (Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online

The Future Life (Fr. J. C. Sasia) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Last Things (Abbe A. Michel)  (death, judgment, heaven, hell) – read online

The Four Last Things (Fr. Martin von Cochem) – read online; or pdf, text, kindle format here

Purgatory, Illustrated by the Lives and Legends of the Saints (Fr. Francois Xavier Schouppe) – pdf, text, kindle

The Prisoners of the King: Thoughts on the Catholic Doctrine of Purgatory (Fr. H. J. Coleridge) – pdf, text, kindle

Hell (Fr. F. X. Schouppe) – read online

Eternal Punishment (Fr. J. P. Arendzen) – pdf

Sin and Its Consequences (Cardinal Manning) – audiobook

The Love of Jesus to Penitents (Card. Manning) – audiobook (on confession)

The Prodigal Son, or, The Sinner’s Return to God (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

Thoughts on Great Mysteries (Fr. F. G. Faber) – pdf, text, kindle format

Precious Blood, or, The Price of Our Salvation (Fr. F. G. Faber) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Divinity of Christ (Fr. J. Rickaby) – pdf, text, kindle format

Witnesses to Christ (Abp. Alban Goodier) – pdf

Christ in the Church (Mons. Robert Hugh Benson) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Church of Christ (Fr. Sylvester Berry) – pdf

The Creator and the Creature, or, The Wonders of Divine Love (Fr. F. G. Faber) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Holy Ghost, the Sanctifier (Cardinal Manning) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Temporal Mission of the Holy Ghost (Cardinal Manning) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit According to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fr. P. J. Cameron) – pdf, kindle; or pdf here

The Trinity and God the Creator (Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online; or pdf here

God: His Existence and His Nature (Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange) – pdf, epub: volume I, volume II

Christ the Savior (Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online; or doc here; or pdf here

Predestination: The Meaning of Predestination in Scripture and the Church (Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange) – pdf

The Glories of the Sacred Heart (Cardinal Manning) – pdf, text, kindle format

Sacramentals, Prayer, Vices and Virtues, etc (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Brown Scapular: A Sign of Salvation and Protection – pdf

The Evidence for the Papacy (Colin Lindsay) – pdf, text, kindle format

St. Peter, Bishop of Rome, or, The Roman Episcopate of the Prince of the Apostles (Fr. T. S. Livius) – pdf

St. Peter, His Name and His OfficeThe See of St. Peter (both by T. W. Allies) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Primacy of the Apostolic See Vindicated (Abp. F. P. Kenrick) – pdf, text, kindle format

Cathedra Petri: or, The Titles and Prerogatives of St. Peter, and of His See and Successors; as Described by the Early Fathers, and Councils of the Church (C. F. B. Allnatt) – pdf, text, kindle format

A Commentary by Writers of the First Five Centuries on the Place of St. Peter in the New Testament, and That of His Successors in the Church (Fr. J. Waterworth) – pdf, text, kindle format

A Treatise on the Church (Fr. H. Klee) – pdf, text, kindle format

The True Church: Its Marks and Attributes (Fr. E. M. Betowski) – pdf

The Church (A. G. Sertillanges) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Church and Her Enemies (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The History of Heresies and Their Refutation (St. Alphonsus de Liguori) – pdf, text, kindle format

Moral Briefs: A Concise Exposition of Catholic Morals (Fr. J. H. Stapleton) – pdf, text, kindle format

 

Problems with the modern(ist) Church

 

Iota Unum (Romano Amerio) – read online

An Open Letter to Confused Catholics (Abp. Marcel Lefebvre) – read online; or pdf, text, kindle format here; or epub here

I Accuse the Council! (Abp. Marcel Lefebvre) – read online; or pdf here; or pdf, text, kindle format here

Apologia pro Marcel Lefebvre (Michael Davies) – read online (all 3 volumes)

Archbishop Lefebvre and the Vatican (Fr. Laisney) – read online

Can the Pope Go Bad? (Arnaldo V. X. da Silveira) – pdf; or also here

Theological and Moral Implications of the Novus Ordo Missae + The Theological Hypothesis of a Heretical Pope (Arnaldo V. X. da Silveira) – pdf

Liber Accusationis (Abbe George de Nantes): Book of Accusation against the Heresies of Paul VI; against the Heresies of John Paul II ; against the Heresies of the New Catechism; book I (against Paul VI) also here 

The Suicide of Altering the Faith in the Liturgy (Fr. Paul Kramer) – book 1 and book 2; or pdf here

A Brief Critical Study of the New Order of Mass or “The Ottaviani Intervention” (Card. Ottaviani, Card. Bacci) – pdf

The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study (SSPX) – pdf

The Problems with the New Mass (R. Coomaraswamy) – read online

The Great Sacrilege (Fr. James F. Wathen) – pdf; or also here

Liturgical Shipwreck (Michael Davies) – read online

Liturgical Revolution (Michael Davies) – read online

Cranmer’s Godly Order (Michael Davies) – read online

Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II: The Destruction of Catholic Faith Through Changes in Catholic Worship (Michael Davies) – read online; or epub here

The Novus Ordo Question: Should Faithful Catholics Boycott the New Mass? (T. Hart) – pdf

The Modern Mass: A Reversion to the Reforms of Cranmer (H. R. Williamson) – pdf

The Reform of the Roman Liturgy (Mons. K. Gamber) – read online

The Destruction of the Christian Tradition (R. Coomaraswamy) – pdf

From Ecumenism to Silent Apostasy (SSPX) – pdf

The New Montinian Church (Fr. J. Saenz y Arriaga) – pdf; or also here

The Robber Church (P. H. Omlor) – pdf

The Great Betrayal (H. R. Williamson) – pdf

The Great Apostasy – pdf

The Broken Cross: The Hidden Hand in the Vatican (P. Compton) – pdf

Karol Wojtyla Beatified? Never! (Fr. Luigi Villa) – pdf

Paul VI Beatified? No! (Fr. Luigi Villa) – pdf; also here  [and here a related Letter to Cardinals]

John XXIII “Blessed”, Too? (Fr. Luigi Villa) – pdf; or also here

Nikita Roncalli: Counterlife of a Pope (Franco Bellegrandi) – pdf

Vatican II About Face! (Fr. Luigi Villa) – pdf

Faith Imperiled by Reason: Benedict XVI’s Hermeneutics (Bp. Tissier de Mallerais) – pdf; or also here

Popes Against Modern Errors: 16 Papal Documents – read online

Communion in the Hand and Similar Frauds (Michael Davies) – read online

The Barbarians Have Taken Over (M. Davies) – read online

A Privilege of the Ordained (M. Davies) – read online

The Order of Melchisedech: A Defence of the Catholic Priesthood (Michael Davies) – pdf; or read online here

The Catholic Sanctuary and the Second Vatican Council (Michael Davies) – read online

The Goldfish Bowl: The Church Since Vatican II (M. Davies) – read online

St. Athanasius and the Church of Our Time (Bp. R. Graber) – read online

Ecclesiastical Winter (Fr. A. Galvez) – pdf

Liberalism Is a Sin (Fr. Felix Sarda y Salvany) – read online; or epub here

The Oath Against Modernism (St. Pius X, 1910); or also here

AA-1025: The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle (Marie Carre) – pdf, text, kindle format (on the communist-masonic infiltration of the Church) [a summary here]

 

Catholic Bible, Catechism, Doctrine

 

The Bible: Full Texts of the Vulgata Clementina, the Douay-Rheims Bible, the Knox Bible (side by side) – read online

Douay-Rheims Roman Catholic Bible – read online; or download pdf here

The Old Testament (Douay Rheims) – audiobook (many parts)

The Original and True Douay-Rheims New Testament (1582) – pdf

The Original and True Douay-Rheims Old Testament (1609-10) – pdf: volume I, volume II

Biblia Sacra Vulgata (Latin Clementine Vulgate Bible) – read online; or pdf here: latinenglish

The Knox Bible – read online (trilingual: english Knox translation/greek Septuagint/latin Vulgata)

The Catechism of the Council of Trent (Catechism of St. Pius V) – pdf; or pdf, text, kindle format here; or audio here (many parts)

Catechism of St. Pius X – read online; or pdf here; or epub here; or text [rtf] here

The Douay Catechism (1649) – pdf; pdf also here; or read online here

The Baltimore Catechism (1891) – pdf (#1, 2, 3)

The Baltimore Catechism #1 (for first communion classes) – read online; or epub here

The Baltimore Catechism #2 (for confirmation classes) – read online; or epub here; or audio here

The Baltimore Catechism #3 (for post-confirmation classes) – pdf, epub; or read online here

The Baltimore Catechism #4 (An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine) – epub

Master Catechism – read online (Aquinas, Trent, Baltimore, St. Pius X – by topic)

The Catechism Explained: An Exhaustive Exposition of the Christian Religion (Fr. F. Spirago) – pdf, text, kindle

A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion (Fr. Joseph Deharbe) – pdf, text, kindle format

Deharbe’s Large Catechism – pdf; or pdf, text, kindle format here

My Catholic Faith: A Catechism in Pictures (Mons. Louis Laravoire Morrow) – read online

Catechism Made Easy: A Familiar Explanation of the Catechism of Christian Doctrine (Fr. Henry Gibson) – pdf, text, kindle format: volume I, volume II, volume III

The Penny Catechism – audiobook (4 parts)

Biblical Treasury of the Catechism (Fr. T. Cox) – audiobook (various parts)

A Doctrinal Catechism (Fr. Stephen Keenan) – read online (addressed to Protestants, demonstrating the truths of the Faith)

Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism (Fr. F. Spirago) – pdf, text, kindle format

An Illustrated Catechism (Fr. A. Heeg) – pdf, text, kindle format

Jesus and I + First Communion Catechism (illustrated instruction for children; Fr. A. Heeg) – pdf, text, kindle

The Alphabet of the Child Jesus (Catechesis for Children; english/spanish) – pdf; or also here

The Catechism in Examples – audiobook (various parts)

Christian Doctrine (Fr. L. Vaux) – read online

A Short Christian Doctrine (St. Robert Bellarmine) – pdf

An Introduction to the Catholic Faith; incl. an Examination of Conscience for General Confession (St. Peter Canisius) – pdf, text, kindle format

A Summa of Christian Doctrine (St. Peter Canisius) – pdf, text, kindle format

Catechism of the Liturgy, for Young and Old (1919) – pdf

Catechism on Modernism according to the encyclical ‘Pascendi Dominici Gregis’ of His Holiness Pius X (J.B. Lemius) – pdf, text, kindle format

Summa Theologica (St. Thomas Aquinas) – pdf; epub, pdf here; or read online here or here; or in audio format;  [parallel latin/english text here]

Catechism of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas – pdf

The Catechetical Instructions of St. Thomas Aquinas – pdf; or also here

A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought (Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange) – read online

A Tour of the Summa (Mons. Paul J. Glenn) – read online

Sources of Catholic Dogma (Fr. H. J. D. Denzinger) – read online; also here; [latin text here]; or pdf here and here

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma (Ludwig Ott) – pdf

Dogmatic Canons and Decrees – pdf, text, kindle format

The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent – pdf, text, kindle format; or read online here

Supplied Jurisdiction According to Canon 209 (Fr. F. S. Miaskiewicz) – pdf

A Commentary on the New [1917] Code of Cannon Law (Fr. C. Augustine) – pdf

The Syllabus, Its Meaning and Purpose (Fr. H. J. Heuser) – pdf

Dogmatic Theology (Mons. Van Noort) – pdf: volume I (The True Religion), volume II (Christ’s Church)

Dogmatic Theology I. God: His Knowability, Essence, Attributes (Mons. J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology II. The Divine Trinity (Mons. Joseph Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology III. God: The Author of Nature and the Supernatural (Mons. J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle

Dogmatic Theology IV. Christology (Mons. Joseph Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology V. Soteriology: A Dogmatic Treatise on the Redemption (J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology VI. Mariology: A Dogmatic Treatise on the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mons. Joseph Pohle) – pdf, text

Dogmatic Theology VII. Grace, Actual and Habitual (Mons. J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology VIII. The Sacraments, Vol. 1: Baptism, Confirmation (J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology IX. The Sacraments, Vol. 2: The Holy Eucharist (J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology X. The Sacraments, Vol. 3: Penance (Mons. J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology XI. The Sacraments, Vol. 4: Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony (Mons. J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle format

Dogmatic Theology XII. Eschatology: The Catholic Doctrine of the Last Things (J. Pohle) – pdf, text, kindle

A Handbook of Moral Theology (Anton Koch) – pdf, text, kindle format: volume I, volume II, volume III

Moral Theology: A Complete Course Based on St. Thomas Aquinas and the Best Modern Authorities (J. A. McHugh, C. J. Callan) – text; or kindle format and epub here

A Manual of Moral Theology (Fr. T. Slater) – pdf, text, kindle format: volume I, volume II

The Enchiridion of Indulgences (1968) – pdf

The Raccolta or Collection of Indulgenced Prayers and Good Works (1910) – pdf; or pdf, text and kindle here

The Roman Martyrology (1916) – pdf, text, kindle format; or read online here

The Liturgical Year (Dom Prosper Gueranger) – read online; or pdf and kindle format here: vol. I, vol. II, vol. III, vol. IV, vol. V, vol. VI, vol. VII, vol. VIII, vol. IX, vol. X, vol. XI, vol. XII, vol. XIII, vol. XIV, vol. XV

The Church’s Year: Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels (Fr. Leonhard Goffine) – read online; or pdf, text, kindle format here

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels – pdf, text, kindle format

Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture (A. E. Breen) – pdf, text, kindle format

Practical Handbook for the Study of the Bible (M. Seisenberger) – pdf, text, kindle format

Haydock’s Bible Commentary (Fr. G. L. Haydock) – read online; or also here; or epub here

Haydock’s Biblical Commentary: Old Testament – pdf

Haydock’s Biblical Commentary: New Testament – pdf

A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture (Bp. F. J. Knecht) – pdf

Cornelius a Lapide: The Great Commentary [on Scripture]- vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4, vol. 5, vol. 6, vol. 7, vol. 8; or read online here

Catena Aurea (St. Thomas Aquinas) – pdf, kindle format: vol. I pt. 1, pt. 2, pt. 3; vol. II; vol. III pt.1, pt. 2vol. IV (commentaries on the Gospels)

The Apocalypse of St. John (Fr. Sylvester Berry) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Apocalypse of St. John (Fr. H. M. Feret) – pdf

Apocalypse (J. L. Ratton) – pdf

Catholic Encyclopedia (1912) – read online

A Catholic Dictionary (W. E. Addis, T. Arnold; 1884) – pdf, text, kindle format

 

Traditional Liturgy

 

Ordo Missae of the Missale Romanum 1962 (latin/english) – read online + mp3 audio

Ordo Missae – Ordinary of the Mass (latin/english; 1921)  – read online

The Roman Missal/Missale Romanum (1913, english/latin) – pdf, text, kindle format

The New Roman Missal (Fr. Lasance Missal; 1937, english/latin) – pdf

Missale Romanum (1920) – pdf

Missale Romanum (1962) – pdf

The Rubrics of the Missale Romanum (1962; translated into english by Fr. D. Duvelius) – read online

Sancta Missa (Sacred Liturgy, Music. etc) – great resource: tutorials, guides, videos, texts, audios

How to Celebrate the Tridentine Mass – 16 videos

The Latin Mass Explained and Demonstrated for Priests – video

The Traditional Mass (1941, Easter Sunday): with ceremonies explained and narrated by Mons. Fulton Sheen – video

The Holy Mass (Fr. Michael Mueller) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Sacrifice of the Mass (Fr. M. Gavin) – read online; or audiobook here: part 1, part 2, part 3

Explanation of the Prayers and Ceremonies of Holy Mass (Dom P. Gueranger) – pdf; or epub here; or read online here

Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Fr. Martin Cochem) – pdf; or pdf, text, kindle format here

The Holy Mass (St. Alphonsus de Liguori) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Hidden Treasure or The Immense Excellence of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (St. Leonard of Port-Maurice) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Dogmatically, Liturgically and Ascetically Explained (Fr. N. Gihr) – pdf, kindle format; or pdf here

This Is the Mass (Abp. F. Sheen, H. Daniel-Rops) – read online

The Mass in Slow Motion (Mons. Ronald Knox) – pdf

Calvary and the Mass (Abp. Fulton Sheen) – read online

The Order and Ceremonial of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (F. Oakeley) – pdf, text, kindle format

Sacred Signs: Understanding the Sacred Liturgy (R. Guardini) – pdf

The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy (A. Fortescue) – pdf, text,  kindle format (on the history of the Mass)

The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite (A. Fortescue) – pdf

A History of the Mass and Its Ceremonies (Fr. John O’Brien) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Mass and Vestments of the Catholic Church (Mons. J. Walsh) – pdf, text, kindle format

Catechism of the Liturgy, for Young and Old (1919) – pdf

Know Your Mass (Children’s Missal, 1954) – pdf

The Story of the Mass (illustrated, for children; Fr. Heeg, Fr. Ellard) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Church’s Year: Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels (Fr. Leonhard Goffine) – read online; or pdf, text, kindle format here

Goffine’s Devout Instructions – pdf, text, kindle format

The Liturgical Year (Dom Prosper Gueranger) – read online; or pdf here; or pdf and kindle format here: vol. I, vol. II, vol. III, vol. IV, vol. V, vol. VI, vol. VII, vol. VIII, vol. IX, vol. X, vol. XI, vol. XII, vol. XIII, vol. XIV, vol. XV

The Office of Holy Week (latin/english) – pdf, text, kindle format: 1810 version, 1870 version (with explanations), 1875 version

Divine Office; Little Office of BVM (latin/english) – read online (or download)

The Divine Office: A Study of the Roman Breviary (Fr. E. J. Quigley) – read online

The Divine Office: Explanation of the Psalms and Canticles (St. Alphonsus) – pdf, text, kindle format

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary + Office of the Dead (latin/english; 1915) – pdf, text, kindle format; or here an 1867 version

Diurnale Romanum (latin/english) – pdf

Rituale Romanum (1925; latin) – pdf [an english translation of the 1962 version is here]

Liber Usualis – 1961 (pdf) here or here;  1903 (pdf, text, kindle format) here

Kyriale (Solesmes; 1961) – pdf

Graduale (1961) – pdf

A Manual of Gregorian Chant (Solesmes) – pdf, text, kindle format

Gregorian Chant Manual (Bp. J. Schrembs; 1935) – pdf

Gregorian Chant: A Guide (Solesmes) – pdf

Singing Gregorian Chant (Musica Sacra) – pdf

The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal – pdf

Lyra Catholica: Containing All the Hymns of the Roman Breviary and Missal (1851) – pdf

Hymns of the Catholic Church (1853) – pdf

The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (1920; N. A. Montani) – pdf, text, kindle format

Catholic Hymnals (49 different hymnals) – pdf files

Pange Lingua: Breviary Hymns of Old Uses (A. G. McDougall) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church (Fr. J. McGovern) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Visible Church, Her Government, Ceremonies, Sacramentals, Festivals and Devotions (Fr. J. F. Sullivan) – pdf, text, kindle format

Handbook of Ceremonies for Priests and Seminarians (Fr. J. B. Mueller; 1950) – pdf

The Liturgy: Papal Teachings (compiled by the Benedictines of Solesmes; 1962) – pdf

Liturgical Law: A Handbook of the Roman Liturgy (Fr. C. Augustine; 1931) – pdf, text, kindle; or pdf here

In Sacristy and Sanctuary: Handbook for the Sacristan (Fr. W. A. O’Brien) – read online; or pdf here

A Sacristan’s Illustrated Glossary – read online

Altar Server’s Manuals, Guides and Tutorials

How to Serve: In Simple, Solemn and Pontifical Functions (D. M. Britt) – epub

How to Serve Low Mass (Fr. W. A. O’Brien) – pdf, text, kindle format

 

Understanding Latin

 

An Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin (Fr. H. P. V. Nunn) – pdf; or also here

Simplicissimus Ecclesiastical Latin Course (C. Byrne) – pdf (+ answer key – pdf)

A First Latin Book for Catholic Schools (R. J. Deferrari) – pdf, text, kindle format; or pdf here

Teach Yourself Beginner’s Latin (G. D. A. Sharpley) – pdf, text, kindle format

Beginner’s Latin (W. Collar, M. G. Daniell) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Beginner’s Latin (J. Smiley, H. Storke) – pdf, text, kindle format

Wheelock’s Latin – pdf, text, kindle format

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency (J. C. Traupman) – pdf

New Latin Grammar (C. E. Bennett) – epub

Cassell’s Latin Dictionary: Latin-English and English-Latin – pdf, text, kindle format

A Complete English-Latin Dictionary (J. E. Riddle) – pdf, text, kindle format

 

Traditional prayer books, devotions, etc

 

Divine Office; Little Office of BVM (latin/english) – read online

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary + Office of the Dead (latin/english; 1915) – pdf, text, kindle format; or here an 1867 version

The Raccolta or Collection of Indulgenced Prayers and Good Works (1910) – pdf; or pdf, text, kindle format here

My Prayer Book (Fr. F. X. Lasance) – pdf, text, kindle format; or read online here

With God: A Book of Prayers and Reflections (Fr. F. X. Lasance) – pdf; or also here; or pdf and kindle format here

The Baltimore Prayer Book (1888; latin/english) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Blessed Sacrament Book (Fr. F. X. Lasance) – pdf, text, kindle format

Thesaurus Fidelium: A Manual for Those Who Desire to Lead Prayerful Lives in the World – pdf, text, kindle

The Catholic Prayer Book and Manual of Meditations (1883; Bp. P. F. Moran) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Catholic’s Pocket Prayer Book (1899) – pdf, text, kindle format

Prayer Book for Our Times (1940; Abp. Fulton Sheen) – pdf, text, kindle format

A Manual of Prayers for the Use of the Catholic Laity (1898) – pdf, text, kindle format

Catholic Hours, or, The Family Prayer Book (1940) – pdf, text, kindle format

Prayer Book for Religious (Fr. F. X. Lasance) – pdf, text, kindle format

Goffine’s Devout Instructions – pdf, text, kindle format (devotions, prayers from p. 479)

The Pious Christian (Bp. G. Hay) – pdf  (prayers, exercises, devotions)

The Holy Ghost Prayer Book (1939; Fr. F. T. Hoeger) – pdf

The Complete Manual of Catholic Piety (Fr. W. Gahan; 1844) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Paradise of the Christian Soul (Fr. J. H. Merlo) – pdf, text, kindle format (prayers, devotions, exercises, etc)

Purgatorian Consoler: A Manual of Prayers and Devotional Exercises (Fr. M. Mueller; 1868) – pdf, text, kindle

The Devotion of the Holy Rosary and the Five Scapulars (Fr. M. Mueller) – pdf; or audiobook here (various parts)

The Holy Rosary: Remedy Against Modern Evils (Pope Leo XIII) – audiobook

The Way of the Cross (St. Alphonsus de Liguori) – pdf (or also here and here latin/english) or audio here; Stations of the Cross (from Douay-Rheims Bible) – pdf; Stations of the Cross (St. Francis of Assisi) – read online

Treatise on the Way of Sorrows with Practical Method of Praying the Stations of the Cross – pdf, text, kindle

Mary’s Praise on Every Tongue: A Record of Homage Paid to Our Lady in All Ages (Fr. P. J. Chandlery) – pdf

Regina Sæculorum, or, Mary Venerated in All Ages: Devotions to the Blessed Virigin, from Ancient Sources (M. L. Gautier) – pdf, text, kindle format

Manual of Devotions in Honor of the Seven Dolors of BVM (1868) – pdf, text, kindle format

New May Devotions (Fr. A. Wirth) – audiobook (various parts) – on the Litany of Loreto

Mary, Help of Christians and the Fourteen Holy Helpers (Fr. B. Hammer) – pdf

Preces Gertrudianae: Prayers of St. Gertrude and St. Mechtilde – pdf, text, kindle format

The Fervent Adorer: Or, Practice Of Perpetual Adoration Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, As Recommended by Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque – pdf, text, kindle format

Little Manual of the Sacred Heart (1887) – pdf, text, kindle format

The Devotion and Office of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1852) – pdf, text, kindle format

Ancient Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (by 14-17 cent. Carthusian monks) – pdf

Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (from writings of Fr. R. Plus) – audiobook

Enthronement of the Sacred Heart (Fr. F. Larkin) – audiobook (10 parts)

Early Christian Prayers (Fr. A. Hamman) – pdf

Short Prayers for Busy People (compiled from the Missal and the Raccolta; Fr. R. Ginder; 1954) – pdf, text, kindle

Readings and Prayers for St. Louis de Montfort’s Total Consecration – epub

Saints’Prayers – pdf; or read online here

The Brown Scapular: A Sign of Salvation and Protection – pdf

Heaven Opened by the Practice of the Three Hail Marys – read online

The Medal of St. Benedict (D. P. Gueranger) – audiobook

How to Pray the Rosary – pdf

The Five First Saturdays – pdf

The Miraculous Medal – pdf

Prayers and Devotions – read online

 

Papal Encyclicals and related texts

 

Papal Encyclicals Online (www.papalencyclicals.net) features encyclicals of 43 Popes (from 13th century to present) in html text as well as kindle format. The Vatican website also lists encyclicals and other papal documents.

Some noteworthy texts:

Bl. Piux IX – The Syllabus of Errors (1864)

Bl. Pius IX – Quanta Cura (1864, Condemning Current Errors)

Bl. Pius IX – Qui Pluribus (1846, on Faith and Religion)

Bl. Pius IX – Iam Vos Omnes (1868, against Ecumenism)

St. Pius X – Pascendi Dominici Gregis (1907, on the Doctrine of the Modernists)

St. Pius X – Lamentabili Sane (1907, Condemning Errors of Modernism)

Catechism on Modernism according to the encyclical ‘Pascendi Dominici Gregis’ of His Holiness Pius X (J.B. Lemius) – pdf, text, kindle format

St. Pius X – Vehementer Nos (1906, Condemning Separation of Church and State)

St. Pius X –Notre Charge Apostolique (1910, against the Sillon movement)

St. Pius X – The Oath Against Modernism (1910); or also here

St. Pius V – Quo Primum (1570, Promulgating the Tridentine Liturgy)

Pius VI – Auctorem Fidei (1794, Condemning the Synod of Pistoia)

Pius XI – Quas Primas (1925, on the Kingship of Christ)

Pius XI – Mortalium Animos (1928, against Ecumenism); also pdf here

Pius XI – Divini Redemptoris (1937, on Atheistic Communism)

Pius XI – Casti Connubii (1930, on Christian Marriage)

Gregory XVI – Mirari Vos (1832, on Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism)

Gregory XVI – Commissum Divinitus (1835, on Church and State)

Pius XII – Mystici Corporis Christi (1943, on the Church)

Pius XII – Mediator Dei (1947, on Sacred Liturgy); also here (Mediator Dei condemns Paul VI’s liturgical “reform”)

Pius XII – Humani Generis (1950, on Modern Errors Undermining Catholic Doctrine)

Leo XIII – Satis Cognitum (1896, against Ecumenism); or audio here: part 1, part 2

Leo XIII – Humanum GenusCustodi di Quella Fede and Inimica Vis (1884, 1892, on Freemasonry)

Leo XIII – Apostolicae Curae (1896, on the Nullity of Anglican Orders)

Leo XIII – Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (1894, on the Reunion of Christendom)

Leo XIII – Quod Apostolici Muneris (1878, on Socialism)

Leo XIII – Rerum Novarum (1891, on Capital and Labor)

Leo XIII – Arcanum (1880, on Christian Marriage)

Leo XIII – Immortale Dei (1885, on the Christian Constitution of States)

Leo XIII – Diuturnum (1881, on the Origin of Civil Power)

Leo XIII – Inscrutabili Dei Consilio (1878, on the Evils of Society)

Leo XIII – Libertas Praestantissimum (1888, on the Nature of Human Liberty)

Leo XIII – Sapientiae Christianae (1890, on Christians as Citizens)

Leo XIII – Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus (1900, on Jesus Christ the Redeemer)

Benedict XVI – Summorum Pontificum (2007, Motu Proprio on Tridentine Mass)

The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church (from AD 492) – read online (biographical entries)

 

Gregorian chant (CDs)

 

Gregorian chant – Benedictines of Ligugé – CD 1 & CD 2

Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos – CD 1

Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos – CD 2

Cistercian complines – Abbey of Fontroide

Gregorian chant of Assisi (Medieval lauds)

Gregorian chant – Abbey of Grimbergen

Gregorian chant – Abbey of Notre Dame

Old Roman chant of the 6th century – Ensemble Organum (16 audios)

Chant of the first Christians (2nd century)

Popular Gregorian hymns – Abbey of Notre-Dame de Timadeuc

Cistercian chant – Abbey of Flaran

Medieval Gregorian chant

Gregorian chant – Benedictine monks of St. Michel

Gregorian chant (London Oratory Choir, Westminster Cathedral Choir)

Campus Stellae: Sacred chant of the 12th century

Codex Calixtinus: Ad Vesperas Sancti Jacobi – Ensemble Organum

Gregorian chant (Franciscan manuscripts of the 17-18th cent.) – Ensemble Organum

1000 Years of Gregorian Chant: 3rd century

5th century: Birth of polyphony

Monastic chant of the 12th and 13th century

Plainchant and Polyphony of the 13th and 14th century

Abbey of Solesmes V (Holy Days)

Abbey of Solesmes XI (Virgin Mary)

Abbey of Solesmes I (Advent)

Abbey of Solesmes VI (Easter)

Abbey of Solesmes VIII (Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity)

Abbey of Solesmes III (Christmas)

Abbey of Solesmes X (Christ the King)

Abbey of Solesmes IV (Lent)

 

Countless other classics on Church history, doctrine, lives and thoughts of saints and Church Fathers (including all the volumes of “Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers” and “Ante-Nicene Fathers”) can be downloaded at ccel.org. (The site unfortunately carries many Protestant books as well, so do your research to make sure any book you intend to read is Catholic and doctrinally sound.)

Other websites I recommend for free Catholic books: freecatholicebooks.com, saintsbooks.net/BooksList.htmlcatholicebooks.wordpress.com, basilica.org/pages/ebooks.php, isidore.co, liberius.net/langues.php (books in a dozen different languages).

For a vast quantity of texts, mostly in Latin, see DocumentaCatholicaOmnia.eu.  The Vatican Library – digitized – is here: http://digi.vatlib.it/mss/.

If you know the name of the book, author or topic, archive.org/details/texts and openlibrary.org are also helpful.

 

 

34 Responses to Free Traditional Catholic Books II

  1. Tania says:

    Thank you so much for this website and the compilation. I shall pray for you for the good you do with this work, and for your faith to remain strong. May God sustain his faithful, all of us as we persevere aided by grace. God bless you.

  2. Alex says:

    Absolutely wonderful list! Thank you for your diligent work! God bless.

  3. Nancy Reyes says:

    Thanks!
    Some of these books can be found at internet archives (www.archive.org).

    And some of the classics can be found at Librivox or project Gutenburg.

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  5. cs says:

    How does one go about obtaining any of these books?

    • T C says:

      Simply click on the link and save the pdf (or other format where available) to your computer. These books can be read on a computer, tablet or on any electronic reader (such as the Kindle, etc).

  6. Geoff says:

    Thank you for a wonderful compilation. Unfortunately the link for Catholics and Freemasons (Fr. L. Rumble) does not work.

  7. Charles Adulugba says:

    May God bless the work of your hands. Only God can fully repay you all for this priceless work.

  8. AC says:

    I add my thanks for your tremendous work at a time when the Old Religion seems to be slipping away. May God bless you always!

  9. Jude says:

    I cannot appreciate this website enough. I authoritatively proclaim it the best website in the world and this is why we have Internet. May God through Our Lady bless who owns this website abundantly.

    It looks like a dream but it a reality.

    • T C says:

      Jude, AC, Charles, and everyone else – your comments and prayers are very much appreciated! Thank you and God bless.

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  11. joanna says:

    JMJ
    Please repair the link to the Gueranger’s Liturgical Year PDFs. It is currently not working. Many thanks for making it available.

  12. Elise says:

    I thank you so much for this magnificent list of spiritual books! I am now able to download the audio files for my dad to listen to. I am praying desperately for his baptism and acceptance of the one true Faith-Catholicism. I already said a prayer for you as you requested. May God bless you abundantly!

  13. Can i copy prayers and other info out of these books for my own prayer book i am compiling ? I want to print the book, -0 prophet.

  14. Lionel says:

    Lawrence J Bender,
    If you are going to give your book for free then why not? But if you have a price for your prayer book, then I dont know..

  15. Lionel says:

    Best site ever….. May God bless you abundantly….

  16. Michael J.Sharkey says:

    A Godsend for the “New Evangelization.”

  17. Michael J.Sharkey , OFS says:

    Pray to the Holy Spirit for His grace of inspiration!

  18. Geremia says:

    https://archive.org/details/TheEndOfThisPresentWorldAndTheMysteriesOfTheLifeToCome

    “Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!”
    —St. Thérèse of Lisieux

    Also accessible here from the St. Isidore Calibre e-book library: https://isidore.co/calibre/ here: https://isidore.co/calibre/browse/book/5716

  19. Nnaoma says:

    Greetings from Nigeria. please could you help upload pdf version of the book “Church Militant” by Fr Euteneuer and
    ‘the story of an exorcist” by FR Gabriel Amorth.

    Thanks. this site is really wonderful and richly satisfying for those who hunger to feed from the pool of Catholic Faith

  20. Jana chidiac says:

    Thank you for such a good site. I wonder if you have any information on traditional Maronite Rite?

  21. Arnold Kubingwa says:

    thanks for best devotions you are doing. stay blessed always

  22. kokanjo says:

    God Almighty bless Everyone behind this work.

  23. BOBBY GENERAL says:

    Your work and the books contained are treasures that will strengthen the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Praying that the Lord bless and protect you all! Father in the Name of Jesus, our brother and Lord, together with the Holy Spirit our helper, we ask that through the ministry of the Angels that you protection and grace be upon these laborers in this site and that it be extended to all their families and love ones. We ask this with the intercession of the Holy Spouses, Mama Mary and St. Joseph, the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas, the Seraphic Doctor St. Bonaventure and the Doctor of Grace St. Augustine. Amen.

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